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Old 02-03-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
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Re: to use or not to use???

I love my dishwasher! We live in an apartment right now...but a few years ago we were in a rental house (2 in total) and there was no dishwasher (in either!) so DH bought me a portable one. I loved it too!

I think it all balances out if you wash by hand now....Currently you are using more water with hand washing, but if you use your machine you will use less water, but more electric.

I don't know what your rates are like or how much energy your washer takes (if it is new, chances are it is already labeled an energy saver? Most are)
But I would try it to see if you like it.

We use ours every day...sometimes twice if company comes over or it's a holiday or something.

For us, it's less time to spend at the sink and more time to spend with the kids! Although, our kids LOVE to load and unload the dishwasher too!
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